When the going gets tough

Off-road vehicles are built to handle what would break most cars and trucks. Whether driving through mud or racing up a mountainside, these vehicles need state-of-the-art technology to stay in top condition.

A beadlock is a crucial device on off-road vehicles, since it secures the bead of a tyre (the tyre’s edge) to the wheel of a vehicle – even in harsh conditions.

In 2015, Pro Comp USA – a manufacturer of high-quality tyres, wheels, suspensions and shocks for on- and offroad enthusiasts – contacted Nord-Lock about the high vibration requirements of the bolts on their beadlock rings. Pro Comp needed a better way to secure the rings. They also needed a recommendation for a tightening torque process that would enable them and their end-users to easily and properly install the washers.

At its Technical Center in Lyon, France, the Nord-Lock Group performed vibration testing on Pro Comp’s sample wheels. Nord-Lock then provided the optimal torque procedure, as well as design changes that further strengthened the joint. As a result of the successful testing, Pro Comp was able to meet the regulations and sell the wheels for off-road competitions. Pro Comp now uses Nord-Lock washers on every wheel they manufacture. 

Text: Chad Henderson

More insights and references

Prenez contact avec nous

Pour plus d’informations sur la façon dont nous traitons vos coordonnées, veuillez consulter notre Charte de confidentialité.

Merci de nous avoir contactés !